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MBMBaM 417: DVDs For The People

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We're settling into the smoky, comfortable embrace of the authorial lifestyle, which means this show's about to get a LOT more distinguished. Smear some of your fanciest cheese on your most exquisite bread, and let's get erudite together.

Suggested talking points: Fancy Author Chat, A Twice-Lost Wallet, The Ross Archetype, 10 Straight Hours of Zydeco, The Slowest Imaginable Fast Food, The Hollywood Seal of Approval

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 542: Hot Time Summer Hang with Mara Wilson and Marina Shifrin

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Guests: 
Mara Wilson
Guests: 
Marina Shifrin

Jordan takes the reigns this week and is joined by actress and writer Mara Wilson and comedian and writer Marina Shifrin for a discussion of how Marina's father reacted to the sex stories in her new book, Mara's love of the Magnolia Park neighborhood in Burbank, and the powerful nostalgia of Empire Records. Plus, Jordan brings in some malt beverages for the beloved summer drink taste test segment.

Check out Mara's Substack newsletter, "Shant We Tell the Vicar?" here!

Check out Marina's new book, "30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too" here!

And, of course, BUBBLE is still going strong -- episode seven is out and the big finale is coming this week!

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The Greatest Discovery Ep 24: Legendarily Horny

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When Kirk & Co. pick up an untrustworthy businessman named Harvey Mudd and his women associates, the men on the Enterprise are overtaken by a spell. But when Mudd turns out to be making deals behind Kirk's back it’s finally time to pry off this annoying barnacle. Will Kirk be able to withstand the spell? How much slink can you get in one episode? What’s with the groovy Spock?

It’s the episode Big Rod wrote after watching a Nancy Sinatra music video!

CIPYD 153: Tugboat Tribune and Pistachio Post

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*Insert Trumpet Sound* Welcome one and all!

We're back again this week to bring you the best in dog business. We get serious in Lawyer Lounge, where an actual Lawyer answers some of our questions about dog registration from last week! We've got some local dog news hot off the press in Pistachio Post and Tugboat Tribune, our newest segment. Plus, a great My Mutt Minute from Jack and some Dog Science on dog ears!

Hug a hound and tune in!

BONUS EPISODE! Who Shot Ya? 'Attack The Block' LIVE at the Dynasty Typewriter theater with Tre'vell Anderson of the LA Times

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Tre'vell Anderson

Attack The Block

The Crew

It's our BONUS episode ya'll! This was a live show recorded on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewriter theater in Los Angeles. We present to you - Attack The Block. The film was screened for the audience followed by a discussion. Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by LA Times film reporter Tre'vell Anderson. The crew goes through what they love about this film and why it's still so resonant today. Tre'vell compares the film to another classic, Leprechaun in the Hood. Plus the gang takes questions from the audience. A rousing good time for all!

With Tre'vell Anderson, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 148: Grade School Confidential w/ Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert

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Guests: 
Bob Mackey
Guests: 
Henry Gilbert

If you're a fan of Simpsons podcasts, oh boy, do we have a treat for you! This week, we'll welcome Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert of the podcast Talking Simpsons! It's the Simpsons Pod crossover you never knew you needed. Eight seasons into the series, Skinner and Krabappel take their relationship to the next level. You know, it's the episode where they're in the closet making babies and we see one of the babies and the baby looks at us! We'll also talk about permanent records, the joys of looking out windows wistfully, sex cauldrons, and why the Talking Simpsons guys are such huge fans of Martin.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 541 - Kevin Banner

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Guests: 
Kevin Banner

Comedian Kevin Banner returns to talk butching, broken toes, and soccer.

Download episode 541 here. (right-click)

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Lining Up (Queuing)

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! This week is all about LINING UP! Or, as some might say, QUEUING! Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Randy Newman

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Randy Newman

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Pamela Springsteen

Randy Newman on Songwriting, Authenticity and Baseball

Randy Newman is a legend: Countless scores. Dozens of albums. Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys. A songwriting career that's spanned decades. He's written some of the best tunes to come out of the 20th century.

Hear his name and you'll start thinking about hits like "You've Got a Friend in Me," "Short People," and "I Love L.A." But look a little deeper into his body of work - it won't take much - and you'll find a songwriter and singer who's produced some of the most complex, captivating, pop music ever recorded.

You probably know this already, but just about every week we bring you a recommendation at the end called The Outshot. We can't think of a musician Jesse's written more Outshots on than Randy Newman.

Randy's songs are catchy. That's part of it. He grew up around the birth of rock and roll to a musical family. His uncle, Alfred Newman, composed music for some of the greatest films out of Hollywood's Golden Age.

And he's funny, but not like Weird Al or Spike Jones funny. There are laughs, but it's always behind a dark, kind of cynical side undertone; and he's got a genuine sense of comic timing and wit. His best work marries a love of modern pop and soul music, an intimate knowledge of classical music and The Great American Songbook, and comedy, which he says he got from his Dad - an internist with a biting sense of humor.

Randy's carried that tradition on for his latest album - last year's "Dark Matter." It's available to stream and buy now.

Also, if you live in LA you can see him live at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 12 alongside a full orchestra. If you're up in Northern California, you can see him at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa on August 4.

In this conversation, Randy explains why, over the years, he's struggled to like one of his most critically acclaimed songs. He talks about how he's changed his approach to songwriting over the years. What's easier now? What's harder? And lastly, what's the deal with "I Love L.A."? Is it sincere? Ironic? Hard to tell with a guy like Randy.

Click here to listen to Randy Newman's interview on YouTube.


Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages

The Outshot: Levitated Mass

In this week's Outshot, Jesse talks about a powerful and amazing big ol' rock that is Levitated Mass, a sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by the artist Michael Heizer.

Click here to listen to The Outshot on YouTube.

The Greatest Generation DS9 Ep 220: Conspiracy (Plus Ten Years) (DS9 S2E23)

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When Major Kira and Doctor Bashir get a flat tire while going through the wormhole, the nearest exit takes them to a place that looks like home. But when they arrive, they find O’Brien responding to his life in the same way he always has. What can’t you give away in prison? Is Bashir just a dorky Dad? Is John Roderick from the Mirror Universe? It’s ten pounds of episode in a two pound bag!

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